Smart home technology can reduce the risk of indoor Covid transmission. Delos – Anthony Barcelo (Photographer) The Centers for Disease Control posted updated Covid-19 transmission information on its website last Friday and removed it on Monday, claiming the posting was done in error with draft copy. The crucial information in the update concerned aerosols and
Construction nears completion on a new Toll Brothers Inc. home that has already been sold in … [+] Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., on Sunday, May 23, 2010. Rates for 30-year fixed mortgage loans fell to 4.84 percent in the week ended April 20, a five-month low, according to figures from Freddie Mac. Falling home-loan rates
There’s no question that the environment is changing daily. Many industries have seen this shift in the weather and opted to do their part to help the planet heal. Green building is an initiative that tries to reduce the carbon footprint of building and maintaining a home. Despite it being such a primary, pressing concern
A bi-directional arrow symbol on an asphalt road. getty Home prices are skyrocketing in most U.S. markets despite COVID- 19, a recession and a shockingly high unemployment rate. Many analysts are speculating that part of the boom in house prices is caused by COVID-19 – that some people are concerned about COVID-19 contagion and don’t
Investment Specialist, Team Denver Homes - RE/MAX Professionals. getty There are two main schools of thought when it comes to real estate investment: diversification and specialization. Investors who diversify don’t want to put all their eggs in one basket. They try to balance risk and reward by spreading out their investments across multiple property types or locations.
A limited supply of houses for sale has helped push home prices higher and add to borrower equity. Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images Despite the economic turmoil of the pandemic, home equity continued to climb in the second quarter of 2020, with the average homeowner gaining $9,800 in equity and negative equity falling 15% between the
I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota that replaced the bridge built in 1967 that collapsed in 2007 … [+] due to a design flaw. getty In a recent article here on the Biden housing plan, I mentioned the Paradox of the Black Home Ownership Rate – in the 30 years from 1940 to 1970 when housing
Two organizations are suing the CDC over an eviction moratorium. getty The National Apartment Association (NAA) announced today that it is taking legal action against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its nationwide eviction moratorium, joining the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) in its lawsuit challenging the legality of the federal agency’s action.
Several cities throughout the country have larger-than-average apartments. getty The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating demand for spacious apartments as renters seek a new lease on life with extra rooms, a dedicated place for an office and more outdoor space. RENTCafe looked at the 30 most populous metro areas to determine where the largest apartments are
Exterior Jacob Elliot Not even a celebrity name is immune to a price reduction in the softening market of San Francisco. As one of the most expensive real estate markets in America, the city might be on the cusp of seeing something it hasn’t seen in a very long time: a buyers’ market. By the
Smart home technology can benefit from disassociating from the term smart and focusing more on … [+] helpful. Adobe Smart home technology is a term that we have been using for more than a decade. It’s become common place. But, let’s take a look at its meaning. Why smart? Does smart home technology make you
Parkline Chicago Level 18 Lounge: The two-story social lounge, located on the 18th floor of Parkline … [+] Chicago, is one of a host of amenities offered to the building’s apartment and condominium residents. The lounge offers spaces for small groups to spread out as well as sweeping views of the lake, parks and city
Adam oversees ArborCrowd’s corporate growth strategies including business development, digital technology and sales initiatives. getty 2020 is shaping up to be a year that most people will want to forget. It has been particularly challenging for the nascent real estate crowdfunding industry, which — like many others — has been affected by Covid-19. This resulted in
Tim Curran is the CEO of Building Engines, the modern building operations platform for commercial real estate. Getty After months of being closed or at extremely low capacity, office buildings are cautiously moving towards re-occupancy. However, getting people back into buildings is a complex matter, and it’s made even more so given the severity of Covid-19.
UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 15: Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., joined by other members of the Problem … [+] Solvers Caucus, unveils the March to Common Ground, a COVID-19 relief package, at the House Triangle on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images This
Ari Rastegar is CEO of Rastegar Property Company, a vertically integrated real estate company with a focus on value-oriented real estate. getty Success starts at the beginning. In the case of acquiring a lot or existing rental property, this idea equates to due diligence. I write a lot about due diligence, but a deeper dive can
San Francisco’s COPA law aims to preserve affordable housing. Getty The words San Francisco and affordable typically aren’t used in the same sentence, at least when it comes to the housing market. But a program called Community Opportunity to Purchase Act (COPA) changes the way in which multifamily rental projects and certain vacant lots can
Opendoor cofounder and chief technology officer Ian Wong. Opendoor The market reacted kindly yesterday to news that Opendoor, a technology startup that lets customers rapidly sell their homes, will go public through a merger with a blank-check company. Shares of its soon-to-be acquirer soared 35% during normal trading hours, before falling 7% early on Wednesday.
In commercial real estate, buyers and sellers alike are often very eager to sign a contract and get the deal underway. However, this eagerness to close shouldn’t eclipse the need to properly review the terms of the sale. Before signing any contract, performing proper due diligence is critical so that both parties understand their obligations
Topline Stripe is offering a $20,000 bonus to employees who move away from San Francisco, New York City or Seattle but it comes with a 10% pay reduction, spokesman Mike Manning told Forbes, making the e-commerce and mobile payment processor the latest tech company to implement pay cuts for workers who chose to relocate to
This is what Bay Area commuters and residents have been living under as 35 major wildfires roar … [+] across the West. (Photo by Harold POSTIC / AFP) AFP via Getty Images Western states are not new to wildfires or their devastating impacts on area residents. What is new this season is that they’re occurring
Eric Wu, CEO of OpenDoor, speaks at a conference in 2018. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) © 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Opendoor, an online platform that lets homeowners quickly sell their houses, announced on Tuesday that it will go public through a merger with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings II, a shell company helmed by Chamath
Rendering of proposed eco-village in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Murray Associates & The Bridge Former NFL athletes Garry Gilliam and Karlos Dansby have joined forces in a national effort to revitalize underserved neighborhoods by transforming abandoned properties such as schools, shopping centers and warehouses into sustainable, mixed-use eco-villages with housing, retail, co-working, urban agriculture, education centers and
Across the country, there is currently a limited supply of available homes on the open market. This gives prospective sellers the upper hand in real estate negotiations, so many homeowners are looking to increase the future value of their home even further. With a few strategic home improvement projects, you can not only increase your
Founder and CEO of smart home technology firm Josh.ai Josh.ai What does smart home technology look like for you? Is it an Alexa-powered speaker for your news and entertainment? A Nest thermostat to automate your home’s temperature? A Ring doorbell to keep an eye on packages, visitors and porch pirates? Millions of these devices have
A unit in The Broad Exchange Building in Manhattan’s Financial District, likely to be one of the … [+] city’s last rental-to-condo conversions. The Broad Exchange Building It’s a common situation for New York City renters – their rental building is going condo (or, as was the case a couple of decades ago, co-op). But
The duplex apartment has three terraces. Elegran Actor Anthony Edwards, best known for roles in the movie Top Gun and TV series ER, is selling his prewar penthouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Edwards, who played Goose to Tom Cruise’s Maverick in the 1986 Air Force movie and Dr. Mark Greene on the first eight
Another family moving into new home. getty The future of real estate was thrown into uncertainty by the pandemic, both from its direct effects on how we live as well as speeding up pre-existing trends. To understand the future, we must focus on what real estate does for people. Buildings are not constructed other than
Boise, Idaho ranked number one on WalletHubs best overall markets getty Here’s WalletHub’s 2020’s best real estate markets. WalletHub recently crunched the numbers on the best real estate markets comparing “300 cities of varying sizes across 24 key indicators of housing-market attractiveness and economic strength.” The current news of how well many markets are doing
Real estate is always an easy target for legislators. In the case of the pied-a-terre tax, however, … [+] the drawbacks seem likely to erase any possible rewards. getty The New York State Senate has once again placed New York City real estate directly in its sights. Last year the Senate considered a “pied-a-terre” tax